Official Title: Assistant Professor | Coordinator for the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy programme

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Email: vmteixeira@usj.edu.mo


Short Bio

Achieved a Degree in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto, where I also completed a Master in Psychological Intervention with Children and Adolescents and completed my doctoral studies in Psychology. My major interest research is "Children’s Time Use" which is the topic of my doctoral dissertation completed in 2010. I am a member of IATUR - International Association for Time Use Research, regularly participating in courses and scientific meetings organized by this association. Since 1996 I have been doing psychological intervention with children and adolescents, as a clinical child psychologist, in the Cooperative O Fio de Ariana in Porto, Portugal. After five years of teaching Psychology and Communication Skills at the University of Porto, I am now teaching as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of St. Joseph,  Macau.  I am handling modules related to childhood and clinical psychology. My other main interest is the theme of disability and inclusion, and I am a co-founder of the “IN-Associação para a Inclusão ao Longo da Vida” (Association for Lifelong Inclusion).

Publications

- Teixeira, V. & Cruz, O. (2005). Mother's education, school performance and use of time in a group of children 8 years of age. In Joaquim Bairrão (coord.). Development: Family and Education (284-308) Contexts. Port -Livpsic.

- Teixeira, V., & Cruz, O. (2005). Socioeconomic status, academic achievement and time use in eight-year-old Portuguese children. Book of Proceedings of Time-Use in Daily Life Congress: The Content and Context of Human Behaviour. Halifax: International Association of Time Use Research.

- Teixeira, V., & Cruz, O. (2006). The use of children's time - a comparative study between 1999 and 2006 Book of Proceedings of the First International Congress on Child Studies - Possible Childhoods, Real Worlds. Braga: University of Minho.

- Teixeira, V., & Cruz, O. (2006). The "Daily Use of Time" - A methodology to study the use of children's time. Book of Proceedings of the XI International Conference Psychological Evaluation: Forms and Contexts. Braga: University of Minho.

- Teixeira, V., & Cruz, O. (2006). Children's Time Use and Social Skills - a Contribution to the development of social skills programs. Book of Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference on Time Use Research. Copenhagen: International Association of Time Use Research.

- Teixeira, V., Lima, A., & Cruz, O. (2008). Mother To Me Father For You: The Use of Time Children's Activities and Interaction with Parents. International Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology, 1 (4), 91-100.

- Lima, A., Teixeira, V., Serôdio, RG, & Cruz, O. (2008). Scale Behavior Problems in school children. Minute book of the XIII International Conference on Psychological Assessment: Forms and Contexts. Braga: University of Minho.

- Reis, L., Pina-Vaz, I., Carvalho, M.F., Teixeira, V. (2014). Conhecimento dos estudantes de Medicina Dentária sobre o risco/controlo da infeção cruzada. Revista Portuguesa de Estomatologia, Medicina Dentária e Cirurgia Maxilofacial, 55 (E16). Doi:10.1016/j.rpemd.2014.11.144.

- Neves, S.P., Teixeira, V., Corrêa, F., Andrade, J.C. (2014). Contributos da Psicologia para a Odontopediatria. In Anestesia e Cirurgia em Odontopediatria. Editora Lidel.

- Silva, S., Teixeira, V., Pinhão Ferreira, A., Ustrell‐Torrent, M.J. (2016). Autoestima e deformidade dentofacial: um estudo comparativo com a escala de autoestima global de Rosenberg. Revista Portuguesa de Estomatologia, Medicina Dentária e Cirurgia Maxilofacial, 57 (2), p.171-176.

- Silva, S., Teixeira, V., Pinhão Ferreira, A., Ustrell‐Torrent, M.J. (2016). A razão da Intervenção Psicológica na Deformidade Dento-Facial. Revista Portuguesa de Estomatologia, Medicina Dentária e Cirurgia Maxilofacial, 57 (3), p.171-176.

- Teixeira, V., Correia, A. M. (2016). Perceived competence and social acceptance of preschool children in Macao: a case study. International Journal of Learning and Teaching, 3(3), p.226-231.

- Correia, A. M., & Teixeira, V. M. (2017). Catholic schools and inclusive education in Macao: A journey of a thousand miles. EDUCA – International Catholic Journal of Education, 3, 85-101.

- Correia, A. M., Teixeira, V. (2017) "The will and the way of inclusive education in Macao", Asian Education and Development Studies, Vol. 6 Issue: 4, pp.401-413, https://doi.org/10.1108/AEDS-05-2016-0040

- Correia, A. M., Teixeira, V., Monteiro, E. & Kuok, A. (2017). Inclusive education in Macau: Teachers' perceptions and attitudes. Macau: University of Saint Joseph Press. ISBN 978-99965-940-3-8

- Teixeira, V., Correia, A. M., Monteiro, E., Kuok, A., Forlin, C. (2018). Placement, inclusion, law and teachers’ perceptions in Macao’s schools. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 22(9), p.1014-1032. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2017.1414318

- Monteiro, E., Kuok, A., Correia, A. M., Forlin, C., Teixeira, V. (2018). Perceived efficacy of teachers in Macao and their alacrity to engage with inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2018.1514762


Modules

Year 1 Doctorate
Year 1 Master
Year 2 Master
Year 1 PGDE
Year 1 Bachelor
LPY206
3.00 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
Year 3 Bachelor
Year 4 Bachelor
LCO301
4.00 credits